Tag Archives: french design

6 in 1 vase

Vase Ming by Ibride

This vase offers more than meets the eye. Actually, it doesn’t offer what the eye makes you believe as I don’t think it actually works as a vase… But it does offer 6 different hand painted bowls and cups.

Reveals 6 hand painted cups and bowls

It is designed by French design collective Ibride


Pied-de-poule; literally chicken’s foot. A dessin, mostly in black and white, woven into what looks like footprints of a chicken. As unclassy as it sounds, it has always been favoured by many Parisian fashion houses. Dior, for instance, uses the dessin for their Miss Dior fragrance.

Designers duo Mat&Jewski have incorporated the classic dessin in the lamp shade of their wonderful ‘Fleurs’ lamp. The base of the lamp is an elegant platinum style metal, and the shade is cotton adorned with beaded roses.

'Fleurs' by Mat

Miss Dior fragrance by Dior

More and more furniture-, fabric- and fashion-designers are (re)discovering this wonderful and remarkable pattern. I’ll keep you posted if I find more.

Water World

French designer Vanessa Mitrani caught the eye off many at the latest interior fairs.  The glass objects in her collection No Limits  feature fish swimming through the design!

Bowl 'No Limit' by Vanessa Mitrani

The fish are aluminium.

Her work fits in with a trend that will adorn many homes this spring; marine flora and fauna.

Porcelain with an Escher-twist

What is it with the French and their flair for porcelain?


Check out these wonderful square plates from French designer brand Pied de Poule. The plates are decorated with graphic designs reminiscent of the late M.C. Escher‘s work. The pattern gradually shifts from nondescript shapes to tiny goldfish and swallows. They are part of a homeware collection called l’échappée belle consisting of pottery, plates, stationary and linen.